Saturday 17 March 2.00-4.00pm. Launch of 2018 Creative Writing Competition for Children of Nottinghamshire. Arnold Library, Front Street,Arnold, NG5 7EE
Saturday and Sunday 21 & 22 April. World of Wizardry 3 Doncaster Dome Leisure Centre,Bawtry Road, DN4 7PD
Saturday 28 April . Closing date for Competition entries
Monday 16 – Saturday 21 July. Gedling Borough Arts Festival Various venues around Gedling. More information to come.
24 November 3.00-9.00pm. Christmas Lights Switch On Market, Front Street, Arnold, NG5
25 November 10.00am-12.00pm. Writing Group (Lead) Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold, NG5 7EE
16 December 10.00am-12.00pm. Writing Group (Lead) Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold,NG5 7EE
17 December 10.00-11.00am. The John Holmes Show. BBC Radio Nottingham, I’ll be reviewing the newspapers.
February 15: New Writers UK Creative Writing Competition for the Children and Young People of Nottinghamshire Book Presentation. Gedling Civic Centre
March 2: Creative Writing Workshop – Writing Fantasy. Fosseway Writers, Newark
March 18: International Women’s Day Event – Creative Writing workshop ‘Be Bold For a Change!’
April 10: ‘On the Write Lines’. Talk: ‘How to be an author’. Women’s Institute, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire
June 17 & 18: Arnold Carnival, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, NG5 6UL Craft Tent
July 17-22: Gedling Borough Arts Festival, Arnold, Gedling. More details to come
September 16: World of Wizardry, The Dome, Doncaster
June 18th/19th: Arnold (Nottingham) Carnival). We are launching the 2016 Creative Writing Competition at 2.00pm that day.
July 9th/10th: Books in the Castle, Newark (Notts)
July 14th-16th: Gedling Borough Arts Festival (which incidentally I’m organising).
July 23rd: Jubilee Park Gala, Burton Road, Mapperley (Notts)
August 6th-7th: The World of Wizardry – the Harry Potter Convention being held at Nottingham Conference Centre,Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU. I’ll be presenting an hour long Creative Writing workshop on both days, signing books and answering any questions about writing visitors may have.
September 3rd: Book signing at W H Smith, Victoria Centre, Nottingham. I’ll be there from 1.00-4.00pm so why not come along to see me.
September 4th: Gedling Show, Richard Herrod Leisure Centre, Carlton, Notts. Open from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Come along as see us at the New Writers UK stand.
October 1st: New Writers UK 12th Annual Book Festival at County Hall, West Bridgford, NG2 7QP. We will be presenting creative writing workshops…more details to follow very soon, talks and the highlight of the NWUK year, the awards to the finalists of our Creative Writing Competition for the Children and Young People of Nottinghamshire.
October 13th and 14th: The Sherborne Literary Festival. This event is taking place in Sherborne, Dorset where I spent much of my childhood. I loved the area and the people and it broke my heart as a 13-year old to have to move back to London. It was my great affection for this area that I am sure led to the creation of The Winterne Series. I will be presenting creative writing workshops at the Prep School, and at Sherborne Primary School which I attended from 8 to 11 years old and I’m thrilled to bits about it.
May 23rd: ‘Silver Linings’ is one of 12 NWUK members books at Bingham (Nottinghamshire) Library in the Big Bingham Book Read where the books can be borrowed and voted for. The winner will be announced in August.
June 12-14: The Gedling Book Festival, Arnold
June 19: Creative Writing session at Southwold Primary School, Nottingham.
July 2: Forest Glade Primary School, Sutton-in-Ashfield Stanhope Primary School, Gedling
July 3: St Augustine’s Primary School, Worksop
July 4: Book Launch (Queen of Diamonds) at WHSmith, Victoria Centre, Nottingham
July 10: Second Creative Writing session at Southwold Primary School.
July 11: Burton Road Gala, Carlton
July 12: One hour interview/Q&A/favourite music guest on the John Holmes Show BBC Radio Nottingham
July 18: Book signing at Waterstones, Bridlesmith’s Gate, Nottingham
August 8 & 9: Books in the Castle event at Newark
October 4: Eastwood Festival
October 24: 11th New Writers UK, West Bridgford